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COLLEGE 



yVEWS 




Vol. 2. No. ir. 



WELLESLEY, MASS., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1903. 



Price, 5 Cents. 



Die Bccrdigung von Fraiulein 
Caria Wenckebach. 

Es war der letzte Tag cles alten Jahres, 
ein strahlend schoner Wiiitertag! Schim- 
mernd in weissem Schneegewand lagen Thai 
und Hiigel, aber die wiirzigen! frischen 
Liifte erweckten Friihlingsahnungen in 
unserer Brust. Tiefblau wolbte sich der 
Himmel fiber der Erde, und klare Vogel- 
stimmen jubelten hinaus in die scbone 
Welt. Aber alle Schonheit und Freude der 
Natur erweckte keinen Widerhall in unsern 
Herzen, denn heute sollteu wir sie zu Grabe 
geleiten, die uns Fiihrerin und Freundin 
gewesen war. 

Miss Caswell, Miss Pendleton und Miss 
Sherrard hatten liebevoll und fiirsorglicli 
air die letzten, traurigen Anordnungen 
getroffen. 

Tiefe Stille herrschte in " College Hall !" 
Mit leisen Fusstritten scTiritten alle dahin, 
und spraclien niit gedanipften Stimmen. 
Als wir die Kapelle betraten, fiel unser 
erster Bliok auf den Sarg, welober direkt 
vor dem Gebetpult, auf einem vergoldeten 
Uiitergestell ruhte. Erwar mit hellgrauem 
Tuch bescblagen, und auf dem Sargdeckel 
befand sich ein silbernes Schild, mit Xamen 
und Datum der Geburt und des Todes von 
Friiulein Wenckebach. Ein Teil des Sarg- 
deekels war abgeschraubt, so dass wir noch 
einmal ihr liebes Angesicht beschauen 
konnten. Ihr Haupt ruhte auf einem 
weissen Cachemirkissen, welches mit 
Veilchen iibersiit war, und in der linken 
Hand hielt sie ein Veilchenstraiisschen. 
Sie war so gekleidet, wie wir gewohnt 
waren, sie zu sehen, in schwarz, mit zierlich 
gestickteni, weissem Kragen und weisser 
Weste. Aber die Majestiit des Todes ruhte 
auf ihren Ziigen und verlieh ihr etwas 
Fremdes. 

Dann hiluften wir Blumen um sie her, 
welche von nah und fern in reichster Fiille 
gesandt worden waren. Zartrosa Rosen, ein 
Geschenk der Lehrerinnen in College Hall, 
Veilchen von der Agora, einer Verbindung, 
deren Mitglied die Verstorbene gewesen 
war ; prachtvolle weisse Rosen von der 
Verlagsbuchliandlung von Ginn & Co., und 
daneben noch viele andere Blumenspenden 



von Freunden, Bekannten und Verehrern. 
Wir breiteten einen Teppich von lebenden 
Blumen unter den Sarg ; von dem ganz 
unter duftenden Bliiten verborgenen Sarg- 
deckel liingen zartgrune Ranken herab ; 
Blattpflanzen bildeten den Hintergrund, auf 
dem Gebetpult standen hochstiimmige 
Kosen, und von diesem herab hing ein gros- 
ser, frischgriiner Lorbeerkranz, mit langer, 
breiter Schleife aus Atlasband in den dent- 
schen Farben : eine Liebesgabe der deut- 
schen Lehrerinnen von Welle.sley College. 

Von zwcilt bis halb zwei war die Kapelle 
fur diejenigen geoffnet, welche die Verstor- 
bene noch einmal zu sehen wfinschten. 
Dann wurde der Sarg geschlossen. Zuerst 
wurde eine Glasplatte herubergedeckt und 
dann der obere Teil des Sargcleckels ange 
schraubt, alles lautlos und unter tiefem 
Schweigen. Als der Sargdeckel sie nun 
ganz verbarg, trat Miss Hazard hinzu und 
legte einen grossen Strauss weisser Lilien 
dkrauf nieder. Von Frieden und Aufer- 
stehung predigten die zarten Bluten, und 
wohl verstanden wir ihre Sprache ! 

Von Miss Pendleton's Zimmer aus, in der 
Njihe der Kapelle, setzte sich der Zug der 
Hauptleidtragenden in Bewegung. Voran 
schritt der Geistliche der Episknpalkirclie 
in Wellesley, Mr. Nattress, ihm folgten 
vier Uerren von der Fakultiit, Herr von 
Mach und Mr. Young, Mr. Gould und Mr. 
Morse, als Ehi-entriiger. Ihnen scblossen 
sich Miss Hazard und Friiulein Miiller an, 
Mrs. Durant und Mrs. Farlow, als Reprii- 
sentantinnen des Verwaltungsrates, dann 
Miss Sherrard und Friiulein Mitzlaff, Friiu- 
lein Reuther und Friiulein Stoeber. 

Als die ersten des Zuges die Kapelle 
betraten, erhoben sich die Anwesenden. Ob- 
gleich es in der Mitte der Weihnachtsferien 
war, und die traurige Kachricht erst am 
Abend des achtundzwanzigsten Dezember 
hatte ausgesandt werden kiinnen, hatten 
sich dennoch gegen hundert Personen einge- 
funden, umderEntsohlafenen die letzte Elire 
zu erweisen. Nachdem die Leidtragenden 
ihre Pliitze in der Vorderreibe, dem Sarge 
gegeniiber, eingonommen hatten, wiihrend 
sich der Geistliche zu Hiiupten desselben 
stellte, begann der Trauergottesdienst. Der- 
selbe war kui-z, aber eindrucksvoll, dem 
Gebetbuclie der Episkopalkirche en tlehnt, 
und endete mit dem Vaterunser. Darauf 
spielte die Orgel den Choral, " O Haupt voll 
Blut und Wunden," wiihrend dessen die 
Versammelten still die Kapelle verliesen. 
AVir aber lauschten in tiefer Ruhrung den 
altbekannten Kliingen, und aus der Melodie 
Ifisten sich die Worte : 

" Wenn ich eimnal soli scheiden. 
So scheide nicht von mil', 
Wenn ich den Tod soil leiden. 
So tritt du dann herffir. 



Wenn mir am allerbiingsten 
Wird um das Herze sein 
So reiss' mich aus den Angsten, 
Kraft deiner Angst und Pein." 

Die letzten Kliinge waren verhallt! Vier 
Angestellte des College hoben den Sarg auf, 
und der Zug folgte in der friiheren Reihen- 
folge dnrch den Korridor, die Mitteltrejipe 
hinunter. Dort hoben sie den Sarg auf 
die Schnltern, und in langsamem Trauer- 
schritt trugen sie ihn durch die Halle, 
durch die Reihen der Freunde, welche bis 
zur Ausgangsthiir Spalier bildeten und mit 
ehrfurchtsvoll gebeugten Hiiuptern den 
irdischen Uberresten von Carla Wenckebach 
Lebewohl sagten. 

Draussen wurde der Sarg in den Leich- 
enwagen gehoben, welcher sich bald darauf 
in Bewegung setzte, gefolgt von sechs 
Trauerkutschen. Ausser den vorher person- 
lich Erwiihnten, gaben ihr auch Miss Bates, 
Miss Pendleton und Miss Scudder das letzte 
Geleit, welche mit der Entscblafenen beson- 
ders lange und intim als Kolleginnen ver- 
bunden gewesen waren. 

Gegen drei Uhr erreichte der Leichenzug 
den Friedhof, welcher ausserhalb Welles- 
leys, in tiefster Rube und Abgeschiedenheit 
liegt. Das Grab befindet sich nahe der 
Eingangspforte, und eine weite, wunder- 
volle Aussicht thut sich dort den iiberrasch- 
ten Blicken auf. Wir stellten uns im 
Halbkreis am Grabe auf. Die zu beiden 
Seiten aufgeworfenen Erdhiigel waren mit 
Schnee bedeckt, und das Innere der Gruft 
hatte man mit duftenden Tannenzweigen 
besteckt, welche mit ihren Spitzen oben 
zusammenstiessen. Lautlos wurde der Sarg 
hinabgelassen. unter seiner Last senkten 
sich die Zweige tief hernieder, schnellten 
dann aber wieder empor und bildeten einen 
griinen Baldachin fiir die stille Schliiferin, 
welche dort von ihrer Arbeit ausruht. 

Darauf trat der Geistliche vor und hielt 
eine kurze Grabrede. Nach den Worten 
"von Erde bist du genommen, zu Erde 
sollst dn werden," warf jeder der Anwesen- 
den einige Blumen in die Gruft hinab. Der 
Prediger sprach darauf den Segen und das 
Vaterunser, womit die einfaehe aber ergreif 
ende Trauerfeierlichkeit endete. 

Ehe wir den Gottesacker verliessen, 
wandte ich die Blicke noch einmal nach der 
Stelle, wo wir sie bestattet hatten. Da lag 
das Grab, umflossen von strahlendeni 
Sonnenschein, zu beiden Seiten die glitz- 
ernde Schneeclecke, aus welcher die daruber 
gebreiteten Blumen zu sprossen schienen, 
und die Worte des Dichters kamen mir in 
den Sinn : 

" Aber das Grab ist nicht tief, es ist der 
leuchtende Fusstritt eines Engels, der uns 
sucht!" 

M. E. Mitzlaff. 



COLLEGE NEWS 



College Bews. 



Press of N. A. Lindscy & Co., Boston. 



Published weekly by the editors of the WeUesley 
Magazine. 

Subscription price, 75 cents a year to resident 
subscribers; $1.00 per year to non-resident sub- 
scribers. 

All business correspomleuce "should be ad- 
dressed to C. 'W. ROGERS. Business Editor COL- 
LEGE News, Wellesley, Mass. 



Editor-in-Chief, Helene Louise Buhlert, 1903 
Business Manager. Carrie M. Holt. 1903 



A memorial number of College News 
for Professor Wenckebach was planned 
some weeks ago, at the request of several 
people who desired further material than 
that furnished by the February Magazine. It 
was to contain an account of the funeral serv- 
ices, an article on Fraulein Wenckebach's 
student days, and the speech made at the 
memorial service by Miss Hodgkins. 

It was thought best by the editors to put 
the account of the funeral, which was writ- 
ten by a member of the German Depart- 
ment, in German, and in this statement lies 
the reason for the long delay which lias at- 
tended the publication of this number. The 
difficulty, not hitherto realized by the 
editors, of having a German article 
printed in an American office, is 
very great; the first issue, there- 
fore, in spite of unusual care in the 
proof-reading, contained so many typogra- 
phical errors that it was necessary to sup- 
press the whole edition for the week, and 
bring it out at this late date. This issue 
contains, in addition, some expressions of 
appreciation which have come from Friiu- 
lein Wenckebach's friends and former stu- 
dents. 

So much in explanation of the delay. 
The opporliuiity. Iiowever, ot .saying a word 
concerning the manner of getting out the 
News each week seems too good a 
one to be lost. There is, natur- 
ally, some misunderstanding in College, 
on a subject which this incident brings 
forcibl.y before our attention; namely 
when does the Xkws go to press, how 
long does it stay there, and why is it not al- 
ways typographicall.y jiertect and out 
promptly to the minute? 

In justice to themselves, the editors are 
glad to answer these questions; feeling sure 
that when the mechanism of the thing is un- 
derstood, they will receive less blame for 
mistakes and delays. 

The copy goes to press each week on Fri- 
day afternoon; therefore all matter must be 



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in by noon on that day. Mss. coming in 
later than that cannot be insured a place in 
the paper. As Wednesday, morning is the 
date of issue, this leaves three working days 
for the setting tip, proof-reading, printing, 
and delivery of the papers,. We hardly real- 
ize what ail out-of-the-way place Wellesley 
is; express deliveries and mails are few and 
far between, and the closest calculation 
is necessarj' to insure promptness in finish- 
ing each week's edition. This brief time 
allows, of course, only one proof-reading, 
and everyone who knows anything about 
proof, knows how impossible it is to pro- 
duce a perfect result from one reading. 
Moreover, it often happens that some im- 
portant occurence on Saturday, Sunday or 
>[onday has to be written up, and sent in as 
fresh cojiy with the jiroof-sheets on Mon- 
day. Such copy allows no pioof-readiiig. 
and it is this which accounts for most of 
the errors in the linished sheet; the printing 
of '"Segenda" for "Legonda" >vas, for in- 
stance, done from la,1je- Bopy which could 
not be tested. 

When the Xew)j. comes out on Thursday 
morning instead/hf Wednesday, it is because 
the exjiress wns late. Wellesley is in (he 
"suburbs, " and altliough the editors and 
printers may be unfailingly prompt \\ ith 
their part, the express or iiarcel delivery 
may cause any number of hours delay, when 
the service is merely that of a small town 
like Wellesley. 

The editors give this explanation because 
of comjOaints which have been made con- 
cerning cai'eless jiroof-readiiig and delays, 
and which tliey felt were undeserved. It is 
their duty and pleasure to serve the News 
subscribers as well as they may, and every- 
thing that is in their power to do they do 
willingly. But in a live-cent weekly which is 
issued in three days, has long distances (o 
cover between imblishing and printing of- 
fices, gets only one jironf-reading, and has 
to contend with the evils of country delivery, 
it is impossible to secure perfection. 



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COLLEGE NEWS 



3 



Recollections of Miss Wenckebach's Student Days. 



It was In the years 1870-72, the eventful years of the Franco-Prus- 
sian War, that Carla Wenckebach was at school in Hanover. The 
best institutions in Germany at that time for the education of women 
were the newly opened '■ seminars," the " Ausbildungs Anstalten," 
under the supervision of the Prussian Commission that gave semi- 
yearly examinations before awarding certiflcates of scholarship and 
assurance of fitness for teaching. Among the German girls that 
came to the seminar in Hanover, eager to take advantage of this 
new opportunity for thorough study, was Carla Wenckebach. Most 
of the students were looking forward to the work of teaching, but it 
was said in the school that she had no need to teach, her parents had 
consented to her coming in the hope that she would go home again 
to their large estate in the country prepared to help in the educa- 
tion of her younger brothers and sisters. Into this school at the 
same time came one American girl. She had been trained in a 
New England public school and her ambition to get a mastery of 
the French and German languages had led her across the water. 
Coming into this school she found opportunities for other study 
than that of language beyond her expectation. Her private 
teacher did the wise and kindly thing in commending her to the 
care of a little set of German girls who made place for her at 
once among themselves. And so for two years they became 
inseparable comrades in school life, — "Hans," the serious, unim- 
aginative student, '-Martha," the noble, sometimes revolutionary 
spirit, "Laura," the gentle and the well-born, "Cato" Wencke- 
bach, and the American girl. Miss French, whom they promptly 
christened "Polly, the old-fashioned girl,' after she had intro- 
duced them to Miss Alcott. It is to the memories of this Ameri- 
can friend that we are indebted for a glimpse of Miss Wencke- 
bach in her student days. 

"Her little figure," she writes, "is the most picturesque and 
unique of the many students I recall. I can see her now as she 
stood in the large lecture-room, clad in her red Highland plaid 
dress, made with yoke and belt, buttoned down the back, the 
round skirt innocent of gores and coming only to her boot tops ; 
her hair, the color of corn silk, worn short, square cut in the neck 
and drawn straight back from the forehead with a round rubber 
comb. Her age must have been just eighteen, but the impression 
made was of sixteen years or younger. If I call her masculine 
the expression seems too strong, but certainly the carriage was 
commanding and the whole bearing repudiated everything sug- 
gestive of feminine weakness or dependence, a most unusual atti- 
tude for a German girl. 'I'o the care of this masterful small 
person who radiated strength, I was commended by our teacher. 
' Cato ! Cato Wenckebach ! I never heard of a girl before who was 
christened Cato !" was my mental comment. It was her true name, 
an old family name, as I afterwards found. Later she substituted 
for it the more feminine Carla, and the change was significant, 
but in those days ' Cato' suited her well.'" 

Somewhat to my surprise, I have found that it was not the 
delightful humor that characterized Miss Wenckebach that made 
the most impression on her comrades in the early days. Rather it 
was the intense seriousness, power of sustained work, indomit- 
able will that never knew defeat. One incident illustrates her 
energy. It was a matter of great Importance to have seats near 
the eye of the professor in order to get the most benefit from 
lectures and quizzes, and seats occupied the first day were held 
through a semester. "We agreed," Miss French says, "to get to 
the seminar early to secure desirable places. I reached a lecture 
room at 7 o'clock in the morning to find it nearly filled and Cato 
and the other members of our coterie ranged at the front desks, 
the best seat of all. the one directly in front of the Professor, 
reserved for me, the foreigner. Cato and her friend had arisen 
at four o'clock, proceeded to the building, where they found the 
doors locked ; unable to arouse the sleeping janitor, they had gone 
around to the back, where Cato had scaled a ten-foot wall, 'boost- 
ed ' by Martha, gained admission for herself and her companion 
and of course had the first choice of seats." Surely no better 
protector could a young foreigner have ! 

And a student could have no more helpful friend. The play- 



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COLLEGE NEWS 



I^ccollcctions of Miss Wenckebach's Student Days, 

( Continued.) 



grounds, the corridors, the lecture rooms between lectures were 
the scene of constant eager talk, almost always on the subject of 
their work. The five girls quizzed each other, and often as lead- 
er, as drill-master, stood the commanding little figure with serious 
face and quiet, strong voice, a born teacher. Professors and stu- 
dents alike admired the unselfish, energetic, gifted girl. In the class 
room she tooK high rank. When she was graduated at the age of 
nineteen she passed the examinations of the Prussian government 
with honor. The Director of the College delighted in her work. 
Her essa}'s, in subject matter, in expression, even in hand writing, 
he praised as the worthy work of " Cato, the noble Eoman," as he 
delighted to call her. 

Student life in Hanover gave much opportunity to see what was 
best upon the stage, but such amusement involved no dissipation. 
Students went together quietly and simply, and so early was the 
performance that nine o'clock often found the girls at home again 
at their supper after seeing a classic drama or one of the best of 
operas. " I heard of theater and opera nights." her friend says, 
'■ but I never associated our Cato with amusements. When, how- 
ever, at the end I declared that I was too tired to attend the final 
merry-making of the students after graduation. ' Have you ever 
heard Cato whistle to piano accompaniment? No? Then you must!' 
was the one argument used to overcome my decision. And Cato's 
whistling was as noteworthy as her essays." 

After that night the friends separated, not to meet again until 
years afterwards in New York when the German girl had become 
the Miss Wenckebach that VVellesley knows, ciianged in some 
subtle way, her friend thought, " the seriousness all pervaded by 
a new and captivating humor, and, while tliere was no abatement 
of the masterful energy, one felt in look, bearing and dress that 
she was glad to be a woman and to work for women In America, 
she had found her place and was happy in it." 

Prof, von Mach has spoken the wonder that many felt that a Ger- 
man woman in her day should have been able to achieve so nuich in 
the field of Scholarship. The universities of Germany were not 
then open to women and tlierc were no women's colleges with care- 
fully graded preparatory sctiools. No, but university-trained men 
just then were giving to tlicso picked women, «ho hoped to be 
teachers themselves, a fine and thorough training, not in all the sub- 
jects that an American college ofl'ers to its students, but In some that 
are of the highest value. 'J"he classics were entirely neglected, and 
mathematics and science very inade(|uately treated, but there were 
excellent courses in literature, German, French and English, and in 
grammar and composition In those languages; wide and compre- 
hensive work was demanded in History, and it need hardly to be 
said that the work in Pedagogy and Methods of Teaching was inspir- 
ing and interesting. The lectures on these subjects were supi)le- 
mented by opportunity to observe instructors at their work in all 
grades, from the beginners, the A-B-C-I)arians thro' the High 
School dep.artment, the Ausbildungs Anstalt, having its home in the 
Hohere Tochter Schule. The departments which particularly ap- 
pealed to Frl. Wenckebach were the lower classes, the High School 
French course, and the German grammar, composition and reading 
courses of the middle grades, which were under the supervision of 
the Seminar instructor in Methodik. To her enthusiasm caught 
from this work the existence of the pedagogical department in our 
own college is a witness. 

Prof. Wenckebach's achievements were her own, the result of her 
individual endowments, wide reading, deep thought. But one who 
knew her as her American friend must feel that for them both the 
foundations were somehow laid deep, and nmst pause and ponder. 
If she be a college woman, whether out of her better advantages she 
has gained the same power of concentration and of sustained work. 

Eliza H. Kkndkici^. 



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Teleplione No. 16-2. 



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CARLA WENCKEBACH'S HOME. 



Fancy low-lying, seagirt lands, and over them, as far as the eje 
can reach, grouped little Hollandish villages of red-tiled houses 
and an oddly-shaped church spire, looking like an exaggerated 
candlestick, rising from each village; then, at the end, as If 
stretching protecting arms over each hamlet, a great windmill. 
In a village like this, I was received as the guest of Professor 
Wenckebach. 

'i'hen fancy, a little apart from the village, a large, brick house, 
half manor and half farmhouse, surrounded by a marvelous gar- 
den, in which beds of roses and pansies nodded socially to beds of 
marjoram and thyme and early vegetables, and an arbor Invited to 
tea, and a long philosopher's walk, shaded by cypresses, allured 
to contetnplation. On the roof of the house was a fine stork's 
nest. 

"You are just In time to see four lltt'e beastles learn to fly!" 
cried Fhiulein Carla, as she welcomed me under this East Fries- 
land roof. 

Within the house, I especially recall two large rooms, separated 
by a stone flagged hall. The one was the dining-room, tapestried 
in crimson and hung with large engravings representing great 
scenes from the I'iad, the parting of Hector and Andromache, 
Achilles sulking in his tent and the burning of Ilium. The other 
side of the hall, the quaint Dutch parlor, with historic furniture 
and odd bric-a-brac, was an unfailing center of social delight. 

Where did Frauleln Carla get that love of justice, that demo- 
cratic uprightness of soul? One day she came to me bearing an 
enormous Koah's ark, in which were a hundred and fifty animals 
In every state of decrepitude. 

"Aus der KindheitI" she said merrily, and handed me a little 
book, on which wms printed in cramped, childish hand, " Laws to 
Govern the Animals in the Ark." 

I read them and answered laughingly, 

" No wonder you came to America, Friiulein Carla, for these are 
the laws of the Republic." 

Where did she get that fine, historic fancy? Annther happy day 
she took me to an old tower, with a look out toward the sea, and 
we climbed together the stairs to look through the hole whence 
the fabled sea-pirate watched for his prey in times long gone. 

Another day we spent all the sunny liours rambling about a 
ruined castle, with Its dry moat and broken drawbridge, its 
dungeon keep and deserted banqueting-hall. 

Still another to the island of Nordeney, where Hanoverian kings 
anciently held their court, the palace walls washed by the North- 
ern Sea. 

Where did she get her pride of ancestry, that fine noblesse oblige 
which made her treat with equal graciousness the lowly or the 
high-born, the servant or the titled? 

It was Sunday afternoon when her father came in, his arms full 
of yellow parchments, one ornamented with a curious ancestral 
tree, whose roots sprang from ancient German nobilitv. Others 
were diplomas and degrees won by the family from the German 
universities, and one was the oddly-illustrated title-deed of the 
beautiful home where I was entertained. 

One day, as she talked with her brother, then a young advocate 
from Cologne, they were recalling, among other reminiscences of 
their childhood, the noble tragedv that they wrote together when 
both were under twelve years of age ; the remarkable denouement 
and the difficulty they had iu adapting it to stage purposes. 

I turned to Frau Wenckebach and Inquired, 

" Did Fraulein Carla do her sewing and knitting like any good 
German maiden?" 

"That did she not!" was the Instant reply. " She never knew 
where her knitting was, and when it was found the stitches were 
dropped." 

The bright, wliolesome childhood had Its outcome in the faith- 
ful, useful life. In whatever sphere her freed soul to day Is 
living, let us believe that she does, as we, suffer God's will. 

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In addition to the tributes which were paid to the life of Friiulein 
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has found warm and involuntary expression. 



"You do not need to be told that all who have known and loved 
Wellesley will feel, that a part of it has gone with Professor Wencke. 
bach's death.'' 



"When I was in College we all used to think her and her classes an 
inspiration; and every one of us that has had the privilege of seeing 
her since our student days, realizes what great-hearted womanliness 
and lively sympathy ch.ar.acterized her in addition to her scholarliness. 
So many of tlie .41umna' remember her with affeelion tluat her death 
will mean a personal loss, widespread and deeply felt." 



"Those of us who knew Friiulein Wenckebach even a little, loved 
her as our professor and personally." 



"It was not my good fortune to know Friiulein Wenckebach, but I 
have always felt a warm affection for her, for, with all the t'ollcge, I 
have shared in the good cheer and insi>iration of her prcsi-Uce. I 
find it hard to realize that I cannot hope now to meet her in the halls 
or to win a 'good morning' from her, but I am stronger and hap- 
pier because I am privileged to treasure the memory of her unfailing 
kindliness.'' 



"I feel that we have met with a great loss when one so wise and strong 
and fearless and true has been called away. Such companionship and 
friendship as hers is one of the best things life h-as to offer." 



"College will never seem quite the same place without her. I can't 
bear to think of it, but I'm so glad to have known her a little. 
Such a great splendid life isn't (inished. It is only somehow, some- 
where going on to more perfect completion. ( That she believed her. 
self, and it is easier for us, too. to believe it at times like this. )" 



"We who are away can scarcely realize that Friiulein Wenckebach 
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'•Her death is an unspeakable loss to Wellesley and to all of us wha 
have loved her and felt her influence." 



"We shall all miss her so. She was such a dear teacher and so ready 
to help one. Perhaps the most natural expression of the girls' feeling 
toward her was the way we generally spoke of her, ' dear little Frau- 
lein Wenckebach.' College and German will miss her so much." 



"So strong of thought, so sound and sweet of heart she was, — so 
sturdy and steadfast, and full of life. While we grieve for ourselves 
we realize too that our Wellesley has met with an irreparable loss. 
She has done a great work for the College ; how sorely her strong fine 
mind, her splendid enthusiasm, her teaching will be missed ! " 



"The memorial services in their simplicity were so consistent with 
the strong character of Professor Wenckebach, that the note of our 
respect and of our sorrow could not but be concordant with the grand 
harmony of her continuous life and influence, here and beyond." 



"It was indeed a great shock to hear of Fraulein Wenckebach's 
death, and I can't get used to it at all. I don't like to think how we 
shall miss her. Hers was such a gallant little figure, and the mere 
seeing her gave one good courage and made one respect one's calling. 
It was pitiful to see her this autumn, she was so evidently suffering, 
and yet she had such a stout heart and answered so bravely that to 
listen to her one would suppose her illness was a very trifling matter." 



"As I look back to her first years in the College I seem to have been 
impressed with her simple quiet manner in daily intercourse. Then 
we began to hear of enthusiasm in her classes called forth by thorough 
training and love for her work. Her persistent unfailing energy made 
her successful in her undertakings. The amoimt of mental work she 
accomplished in these years was truly astonishing. One would hard- 
ly realize that she ever slept.'" 



"My College days would not have been much to me without Fraulein 
Wenckebach. Every morning I looked forward with pleasure to the rec- 
itation with her. She always came into class as if she were glad to see 
us again, and she never left us without having said something to 
make one think. I have had light on many problems in life from 
her words. It was she who first gave me faith in myself and encour- 
aged me to take up teaching as a profession. She believed that I had 
certain strong points that would make a teacher of me, and to-day I 
am what I am because of her belief in me." 



"Dear Fraulien Wenckebach seemed to belong to Wellesley, and it 
won't ever be the same place without her. I have always valued the 
memory of the two years when I sat at her table, and learned to know 
something of the broadmindedness and beauty of character which 
she always expressed." 



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^'It was with a sense of personal sorrow that I read to-day of Miss 
llj vfejckebach's .death, for my remembrance of her Isindness to me 
'O^v^n I was ill last year is still vivid. Many tributes will be paid her 
'^PB&ory by. her colleagues in the educational world, those who know 
wfi'at her brilliant talents and wide learning have done for Wellesley 
as "an institution, but the offerings of the girls who have sat under 
her teaching, though more humble, will be more loving and grateful 
when they recall the sympathetic encouragement and the inspiring 
breadth of view she gave them." 



"Wellesley is infinitely poorer this new year, but she will not soon 
lose the memory of her who gave so freely out of her own abundance, 
and we who knew her can never forget her inspiration in the class- 
room and the delight of meeting her outside." 



"My gratitude to her for what she was to me during my course can 
never cease, and I can but feel a personal sense of void in her going, 
almost incapable though I am of realizing that so splendid and active 
a life has gone out from our Wellesley world, where it seemed that 
she was a part of the very foundations, and must stay always. No 
one can ever tell half of what she has meant to Wellesley girls, and 
surely she has earned a great reward." 



"To us who have gone out from her teaching, it is hard to realize 
that her inspiring personality can never induence future Wellesley 
students as it has us. Her principles, her very words are as distinct 
in my mind as if she were before me to-day." 



"FriiuleinWenckebach was wonderful, not only as a teacher, which 
every one knows, but as a woman, a great-hearted woman, the side of 
her thit I wish every one had known, too." 



"It is hard to realize in this remote place that dear FriiuleinWencke- 
bach is not there, any more. She did for us more than she ever knew. 
Think how many many girls and women — many whom she would not 
know even by name — have received from her inspiration for true and 
high thinking! She always makes me think of Browning's '(Iram- 
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